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Plus-Size Clothing Internet Shopping Guides >>  Plus-Size One Piece Swimwear

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Please be advised that all of the "Editor's Picks" featured in this section are hand-selected by Elegant Plus. Although every effort is made to keep featured products current, retailers can sell out of popular styles before the Editor has had an opportunity to update the page. Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases, it is a completely free shopping resource for the consumer, and many times we are able to provide links that offer consumer discounts and free shipping offers upon landing on the partner retailer's site. All selections are available at time of posting and purchases can be made directly from the retailer on the associated shopping link. All of the shopping guides include designer selections which are noted with the designer's name in descriptions.

Last Update:  September 21, 2017

Elegant Plus Swimwear Figure Types & Style Guide 


One-piece swimwear has long been the favorite of many women, especially those who like more coverage and functionality in their bathing suits. Yet, plunging necklines and sexy cut-outs are available in this swimsuit style too.

No longer available only in plain black and basic colors, plus-size one-piece swimwear is available in classic to trendy styles to suit a variety of ages and tastes. Full-figured women can use fabric texture, prints, construction and cuts to make the most of their curves with the many options available on the market today.

Athletic styles are popular with women who enjoy swimming laps and water sports, in addition to young trend-setters.  Unlike their dowdy counterparts of yesteryear, many swim dresses are youthful and flirty in bright prints, sleek solids, and with vintage or retro styling.  Although still relatively scarce bathing suits styles with underwire support are in demand with those with exceptionally voluptuous proportions, in addition to bra fit styles.

Athletic Swimsuits
Swim Dresses
Designer Bathing Suits
Underwire Support Swimwear
Bra Fit Swimsuits
Two Piece Bathing Suits
Swim Separates
Swim Cover Ups
Resort & Cruise Wear

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Blue Print Swimsuit, Size 16 - 34W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Shimmer Ombre Swimsuit, Size 14 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Contrast Trim Swimsuit, Size 16 - 32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Miraclesuit, Halter Swimsuit, Size 16 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Blue Print Swimsuit
Size 16 - 26W

Shimmer Ombre Swimsuit
Size 14 - 28W

Contrast Trim Swimsuit
Size 12 - 32W

Halter Swimsuit
Size 16 - 24W

Shopping Resources to Help You Find the Right Plus-Size One Piece Bathing Suit

The main internet swimwear shopping season is from mid January through mid July, at which time the largest selection of sizes and styles is available.  A fuller selection of editor's picks will return in January.



Year Round Shopping Resources

Lands' End is especially good for sportier styles, in addition to more contemporary prints.  They often have options in long and short torsos, in addition to specialty mastectomy swimwear. Bathing suit styles range from size 2 to 26W.   Of the department stores Macy's has the deepest selection all year for sizes up to 24W, while Target carries more moderately priced swimwear for sizes up to 4X.

Ulla Popken carries a number of trend conscious bathing suits in extended plus-size 12 to 32W in solids and prints with a majority of the contemporary swim line with many one piece styles in size 12 to 26W.


Lane Bryant is the best resource for plus-size one piece styles with a bra fit or underwire supports in size 14 to 28W.  

One piece bathing suits are a staple at Catherine's, with a good selection of classic styles and prints available in size 16 to 34W. 


Premium and Designer Brands

Upscale suits from from names such as Gottex, Miraclesuit, and La Blanca are regularly available from department stores such as Dillard's and Nordstrom, in addition lingerie specialty internet retailers such as Bare Necessities and Her Room.  These are the retailers where occasionally high end designer swimsuits from names such as Oscar de la Renta, Carmen Marc Valvo, and Badgley Mischka can also turn up in sizes up to 24W.







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Plus-size clothing featured is hand selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our
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Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases, it is a completely free shopping resource for the consumer,
and many times we are able to provide links that offer consumer discounts and free shipping offers upon landing on the partner retailer's site. 





Plus-size swimwear for women sizes 12+